Banana Bread Recipe for 2 Bananas

by Crystal | Beat Bake Eat
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What can I do with 2 ripe bananas? Make banana bread of course! Don’t think that 2 bananas are enough to make deliciously moist banana bread? Well, you’re wrong. It’s totally possible. So how do you make banana bread with 2 bananas? You’re about to find out! This easy banana bread recipe made with 2 bananas and oil is moist and delicious. No mixer required, one bowl, and less than 10 minutes prep.

Banana Bread Recipe with 2 Bananas - Simple & easy recipe for moist banana bread made with 2 bananas and oil. Dairy-free, no mixer, one bowl, 8 minutes prep. | Beat Bake Eat

I know the reason why you’re here. I know that you only have 2 bananas.

Sorry, that was a little intense.

So, you’re looking for a 2 banana bread recipe. Well, I’m happy to say that you’ve found it. This is a simple recipe with few ingredients, very easy to make, and beginner-friendly. It’s one of the best ways to use overripe bananas.




How do you make Banana Bread moist?

By using lots of bananas and oil or butter. I prefer banana bread with oil.

This recipe actually yields a tender and moist banana bread despite the small amount of bananas because compared to other recipes this one has more wet ingredients that don’t include milk or water that stretches the batter thin and also less flour.

Banana Bread Recipe with 2 Bananas - Simple & easy recipe for moist banana bread made with 2 bananas and oil. Dairy-free, no mixer, one bowl, 8 minutes prep. | Beat Bake Eat

2 Banana Bread Recipe Ingredients

{Full recipe below}

  • 2 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

These are all the ingredients you need. Nothing fancy or special. Just baking staples.

As you can see this recipe is completely dairy-free. It’s without butter or milk but you won’t miss either of them.

Since this bread would obviously be lacking a little in banana flavor I bumped up the vanilla and added cinnamon to make up for it. Absolutely delicious. You can add more or less spice depending on your personal preference. Feel free to add nuts as well.




How ripe should Bananas be for Banana Bread?

The best bananas for banana bread are overripe bananas that are speckled and half black/dark brown.

Besides the salt, vanilla, and spices, bananas are the main contributor of flavor in a banana loaf. So if you want your loaf to come out great every time, use overripe bananas.

How to quickly ripen Bananas for Banana Bread

  • Ripening bananas in the oven – Place the unpeeled bananas spaced apart on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper and bake at 350 degrees F for 15 – 20 minutes until black or dark brown on the outside and soft to the touch. Allow them to cool before using.
  • Ripening bananas in the microwave – Using a fork, poke straight through the banana peel multiple times on all sides to allow the heat to easily penetrate then microwave for 30 seconds at a time, checking each time for doneness. This can take up to a couple of minutes depending on how green the bananas were to begin with. The bananas are done when they have the soft texture of a ripe banana. Cool before using.
  • Ripening bananas in a paper bag – Place the bananas in a loosely closed paper bag to help trap the ethylene gas (that is responsible for ripening) to help speed up the process. Check the bag once a day and remove the bananas when they have reached your desired ripeness.

These methods aren’t just useful for this recipe, they’re also useful for all the other ripe banana recipes that you’ll try.

Banana Bread Recipe with 2 Bananas - Simple & easy recipe for moist banana bread made with 2 bananas and oil. Dairy-free, no mixer, one bowl, 8 minutes prep. | Beat Bake Eat

How to make Banana Bread with 2 Bananas

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prep the baking pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine bananas, granulated sugar, cinnamon, salt.
  3. Beat in the oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  4. Add the flour and baking soda and gently stir until incorporated. DO NOT over mix.
  5. Pour the batter into the baking pan.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes, remove from the oven and cover loosely with foil, then continue to bake for 15 – 20 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean or mostly clean.
  7. Cool in pan 10 minutes then remove to cool completely.

That is how to make banana bread at home using only 2 bananas. Pretty simple huh?

Why is it necessary to cover the bread with foil?

The crust for this bread gets very dark very quickly. Covering it with foil at the 30 minute mark ensures that the crust doesn’t burn.

Often times I find that when you don’t use the foil the crust will be dark brown way before the bread is done baking therefore naturally causing you to pull the bread out of the oven before it’s done. And then you end up with a crust that’s fully baked or burnt and a middle that is mostly raw.

This has happened to me before in the past and I’ve even had it happen to me with other recipes as well. Fortunately, loosely covering the loaf with foil is a quick and easy solution.




How to Store Banana Bread

Store it in an airtight container, food-safe resealable bag, cover with foil, or wrap tightly in plastic wrap to prevent it from drying out.

How long does banana bread last? If stored correctly it should last for 2 – 3 days at room temperature and up to 1 week in the fridge.

How to Freeze Banana Bread

Wrap tightly in foil, plastic wrap or place in a freezer bag. You can also wrap tightly and place in a freezer bag for maximum protection.

How long does banana bread last in the freezer? For about 2 months.

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Banana Bread Recipe with 2 Bananas - Simple & easy recipe for moist banana bread made with 2 bananas and oil. Dairy-free, no mixer, one bowl, 8 minutes prep. | Beat Bake Eat
Banana Bread Recipe with 2 Bananas
Prep Time
8 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
53 mins
 
This easy banana bread recipe made with 2 bananas and oil is moist and delicious. No mixer required, one bowl, and less than 10 minutes prep.
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Keyword: easy banana bread recipe, how to make banana bread at home, how to make banana bread with 2 bananas
Servings: 1 9x5 inch loaf
Calories: 169 kcal
Author: Crystal | Beat Bake Eat
Ingredients
  • 2 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x5 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray, grease with oil or line with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine bananas, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and salt.

  3. Beat in the oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  4. Add the flour and baking soda and gently stir until incorporated. DO NOT over mix.
  5. Pour the batter into the baking pan.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes then remove from the oven and cover loosely with foil. 
    *This prevents the crust from burning.
  7. Continue to bake for 15 – 20 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or mostly clean.

  8. Cool in pan 10 minutes then remove to cool completely.
Notes


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33 comments

UrbanMT August 21, 2019 - 1:12 pm

Very good and very moist! I was not expecting such great results, but I am very pleased. I will definitely be making this again!

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Crystal August 22, 2019 - 9:39 am

The pictures do need updating but it is a great recipe and I’m so glad you like it! Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. I appreciate your feedback.

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Pat v. December 17, 2019 - 9:40 am

Oh Crystal
This recipe is to die for. Its just delicious and my house smells so good. There are s bunvh of quilters coming over soon I hope that they will enjoy it too. I think they will all be happy snd i will share your site with them. Thank you so much.

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Crystal December 17, 2019 - 12:32 pm

Thank you for your kind words, Pat! I really appreciate it. I’m so glad that you like my recipe and took the time to leave a comment. Reading this made my day!

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Amy L Turner August 26, 2019 - 9:49 pm

This is my go-to recipe! It’s so delicious!

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Crystal August 26, 2019 - 10:16 pm

You just made my day! I’m so happy you like it, Amy.

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KMP August 27, 2019 - 8:34 am

Hi! I substituted mayo, that’s right mayo for the oil, used 1 teaspoon banana extract, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and added chopped walnuts. If you haven’t tried mayo in banana bread, you don’t know what you’re missing, it’s SO most and no taste of mayo! I accidentally added an extra 1/2 cup flour. It’s in the oven now and smelling AMAZING!

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Crystal August 27, 2019 - 12:30 pm

OHHHH MY GOSHH, that sounds so good!! I need to get me some banana extract. I’ve heard that you can use mayo in baked goods but I’ve never tried it because to be honest it just doesn’t sound very appetizing, but one day I’m going to give it a go. Not soon, but one day. I hope the bread still turned out great despite the extra flour!

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Melissa Walker September 9, 2019 - 1:12 pm

Turned out delicious! I topped it with a cinnamon glaze!

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Crystal September 9, 2019 - 5:40 pm

That sounds amazing, Melissa! I’m kind of mad I didn’t think of that myself.

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Amy November 9, 2019 - 4:00 pm

Soooo good! Everyone loved it! I added pecans. Delicious! Will have to make a double batch next time. Took about an hour for it to bake. Good suggestion to cover with foil.

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Crystal November 10, 2019 - 9:12 am

Yay!! YES, definitely make a double batch. Banana bread disappears fast. The foil hack is great, isn’t it? It has saved so many of my breads over the years. Thank you for letting me know how it turned out, Amy!

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rardVab November 15, 2019 - 4:43 am

posso usare l’italiano or english

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Crystal November 15, 2019 - 12:02 pm

Either one is fine.

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rardVab December 8, 2019 - 3:20 am

i am from Italy hello. Can you help me translate? /rardor

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Crystal December 8, 2019 - 1:45 pm

ricetta del pane alla banana con 2 banane:

ingredienti

2 banane troppo mature, purè
3/4 tazza di zucchero semolato
1 cucchiaino di cannella in polvere
1/2 cucchiaino di sale
1/2 tazza di olio vegetale
2 uova
2 cucchiaini di estratto di vaniglia
1 1/4 tazze di farina per tutti gli usi
1 cucchiaino di bicarbonato di sodio

Istruzioni

1. Preriscalda il forno a 350 ° F.
2. Spruzzare una teglia da 9×5 pollici con spray antiaderente o ungere con olio, oppure rivestire con carta pergamena e mettere da parte.
3. In una grande ciotola unire banane, zucchero semolato, cannella e sale.
4. Sbattere l’olio, le uova e l’estratto di vaniglia.
5. Aggiungere la farina e il bicarbonato di sodio e mescolare delicatamente fino a quando sono incorporati. NON mescolare troppo.
6. Versa la pastella nella teglia.
7. Cuocere per 30 minuti quindi rimuovere dal forno e coprire leggermente con un foglio. * Questo impedisce alla crosta di bruciare.
8. Continua a cuocere per 15-20 minuti fino a quando uno stecchino inserito al centro risulta pulito o in gran parte pulito.
9. Raffreddare in padella 10 minuti, quindi rimuovere per raffreddare completamente prima di affettare.

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Tracy December 8, 2019 - 11:07 am

Thank you for the foil trick! I’ve been cooking for years, and never thought of doing that.
Perfect looking crust, moist, easy to put together. House smells great, this recipe is a keeper!

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Crystal December 8, 2019 - 11:50 am

You’re very welcome, Tracy! The foil hack is a lifesaver. Thank you for trying my recipe and leaving a 5-star review! I’m so happy that you like it. 😄

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Traci March 14, 2020 - 12:55 pm

I am so glad I found this recipe. I made it yesterday, adding chocolate chips and walnuts, and it is already gone! The crust on your recipe is so amazing. The texture is perfect. I can’t wait to get some bananas and make it again. Thank you!

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat March 14, 2020 - 6:45 pm

I’m glad you found it too and I’m very happy that you like it, Traci! I love the crust as well so I always save the end slices for myself. 😅 Thank you so much for taking the time to rate and review my recipe.

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Lynda Ransom March 15, 2020 - 3:44 pm

Man, my kitchen sure did smell good while baking….So moist and yummy ! So Happy I found this recipe because it seems I always have 2 ripe bananas left after I buy a bunch !

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat March 15, 2020 - 9:50 pm

It’s one of the best smells, right?! I used to always have 2 leftover as well, that’s why I created the recipe. So happy you like it!

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Liv March 24, 2020 - 12:37 pm

Is the oven temp a regular oven or Fan? Thank you

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat March 24, 2020 - 2:08 pm

A regular oven without the fan.

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Sheri March 24, 2020 - 2:16 pm

Sheltering in place and found myself with two rotting bananas. I realized half-way into the process that I did not have any vegetable oil. Lots of olive oil. Avocado and grapeseed oil–I used avocado oil and grapseed oil, half and half. My loaf is delicious!!!

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat March 24, 2020 - 7:21 pm

Good thinking! You can use pretty much any kind of flavorless oil, by the way. I’m glad it came out great for you! Thanks for leaving a review to let me know.

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Theresa March 24, 2020 - 4:14 pm

Have to make this today! Yay. Another way to ripen bananas is to set them on top of a bowl of apples. They’ll be overripe by morning. Found this out the hard way, lol.

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat March 24, 2020 - 7:26 pm

Let me know how it goes! Really?! 😮 I did not know that. I just looked it up. Apparently it works the other way around as well.

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JudyR March 26, 2020 - 9:41 am

OMG, this is delicious and so very moist and the only banana bread recipe I’ll make going forward.
Covering with foil toward the end is excellent advice and it worked beautifully. I used over-ripe bananas and added 1/4 tsp. of banana extract and chopped walnuts. Mmmm.

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat March 26, 2020 - 11:27 am

Wow! I’m so happy to hear that! 😄 Yes, others have said the very same thing. Whenever I find banana extract, I’m going to give that a try! Thanks for rating and reviewing the recipe, Judy.

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Linda March 30, 2020 - 6:35 pm

I made this tonight and added mini chocolate chips. Loved it. I had 2 ripe bananas that I needed to use. Thank you for this recipe.

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat March 31, 2020 - 12:41 am

Yum! Thank you for your feedback, Linda. I’m so happy it came out great for you!

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